Can We Talk About The Joy Of Violence Without Sounding Like Complete…

In a fit of frustration over Hotline Miami and the way gamers discuss violent games, I ended up talking to game critic/provocateur Cara Ellison. She adores Hotline Miami, you see. » 12/18/12 6:00pm 12/18/12 6:00pm

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The Best Video Game Music of 2012

You press a button, and the beat drops. Forward you fly, straight into the perilous unknown, beats pushing against your eardrums as you push back against the controller. Tempo and harmony swim together, and you lose yourself in the rhythm of play. » 12/13/12 8:00pm 12/13/12 8:00pm

Escapism Squared: High Times With a Video Game

[Editor's Note: What follows is a story about someone who took drugs and writes honestly about her experience. We do not endorse the use of drugs and warn you to be mindful of the risks of any substance that's subject to abuse. We accept the reality that many who play games use drugs or have tried them. We wanted to… » 9/28/12 6:00pm 9/28/12 6:00pm

Let's Not Forget the Wonderful Dyad Gaming Chair

The following story originally ran in March of 2011, but since the excellent game it's partially about just came out this week, we're showing it to you again. And, before you ask, the last time I asked Dyad's creator about this special gaming chair, he didn't make it sound like it would be going into mass-production.… » 7/18/12 10:40am 7/18/12 10:40am

Dyad, Rhythm Thief and Theatrhythm: Three New Music Games For Three…

Just over the halfway mark, 2012 has already provided an embarrassment of riches for music game fans. We've had music games of every shape and color » 7/12/12 9:00pm 7/12/12 9:00pm, with many more on the horizon. If you like gaming and you can keep a beat, chances are there's a game out there that you'll enjoy.

Dyad is Part Mind-Bending Racer, Part Soaring Video Game Drug-Trip

At the end of the Game Developers Conference, everyone is usually exhausted. I sure was—it had been five long days of standing and walking, of typing and recording and listening, of engaging in long, heated conversations about video games. Also long, heated conversations about Buffy, which seemed to be the most… » 3/16/12 4:00pm 3/16/12 4:00pm